Meet the Platform Volleyball Club coaching staff! Together they bring a wealth and variety of coaching, playing, and officiating experience. This combines to provide a strong teaching and training environment for the players.
Club Director; Head Coach - 14 Black
Head Coach - 15 Black
Head Coach - 12 Black
Head Coach - 16 Black
Head Coach - 14 Purple
Asst. Coach - 14 Purple
Technical Director; Head Coach - 16 Purple
Head Coach - 14 White
Asst. Coach - 16 Purple
Asst. Coach -15 Black
Coach Jen has been coaching and officiating the sport of volleyball for over 20 years. She began her coaching as an assistant to her varsity alma mater, where she played four years starting varsity, which quickly led to a deeper love for the sport and coaching. She then joined the coaching and administrative staff of Metro American VBC, then joining Platform VBC. She is currently the Varsity Head Coach, JV Assistant Coach and MS Assistant Coach at a local private school. She has coached all levels from ages 10 to 18, and enjoys watching players grow individually and with their teams. Over the last 17 years she has also been officiating volleyball, previously certified with both PAVO and NCAA, currently certified with USAV in the CHRVA Region and NFHS with largest officiating board in Maryland, and also serving as the board's Assigner. If she's not coaching or officiating, you can probably find her cheering on one of her daughters either playing volleyball or swimming, or she might be cooking dinner for the hungry athletes.
Appreciating what Fran Duval began when she started Platform Volleyball Club in 2011, Coach Jen hopes to continue the goals and philosophies of Platform by focusing on individual player growth, teaching, technical training, and team building in a fun and competitive environment.
Coaching Experience: Last year (2020-2021), Sarah coached for the 14s team for PVC. She also coached at Poolesville High School for the girls team as well as the COED team. From 2018-2020, Sarah was the Graduate Assistant Coach at Lehigh University. During her time in PA, she coached a 15s team and then a 12s team for East Coast Power. Sarah coached a number of camps over the summers when she was at Seton Hall. Sarah is very focused on skill development and techniques that will best prepare for a higher level
Player Experience: Sarah graduated from Seton Hall in May 2018 and was a four-year letter winner as a defensive specialist for the Pirates. A team captain as a senior, Kenneweg served as Seton Hall’s starting libero as a senior, leading the Pirates in digs (449), digs per set (3.77) and service aces (20). Over four seasons, Kenneweg averaged 2.44 digs per set and finished with 1109 career digs and 52 service aces. She was a member of Seton Hall’s 2014 NCAA Tournament team and also played in the Big East Tournament with the Pirates in 2016. Kenneweg was a four-time member of the Big East Academic Honor Roll, was a Big East Academic All-Star and served as Vice President of Seton Hall’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
College Statistics Link: https://shupirates./roster/sarah-kenneweg/1302
Sarah Attended Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Md. Served as Pooleville's libero for four years. Sarah was named Montgomery Gazette Player of the Year runner up in 2013... Named First Team All-Met by The Washington Post in 2013... Named First Team All-County by the Montgomery Gazette in 2013... Three-time All-County Honorable Mention... Holds Poolesville's school records with 32 digs in a single match and 1,043 digs for her career. Two-time Team MVP. Strong server at 91% for her high school career.
Cristen Harris is the head varsity volleyball coach overseeing the program at Connelly School of the Holy Child in Montgomery County, Md. She currently coaches the 16 Black team for Platform Volleyball Club (PVC). Harris, a native of Prince George’s County, is a 2017 Shippensburg University graduate. She was an outside hitter for the Division II Shippensburg Women’s Volleyball Team and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Exercise Science. She was a member of Shippensburg’s 2015 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship Team, which also tied the school’s single season record for victories at 30-8.
Harris brings an extensive background and knowledge of the game having played at the collegiate and high school levels. She has gained several years of experience camp coaching and assisting at the middle school and high school levels. An Elizabeth Seton High School alumna, Harris played volleyball and club volleyball for four years. She was a varsity letter winner each year for the Seton
Roadrunners under Head Coach Terry Kerley and former PVC Director and Head Coach Fran DuVall. Harris led the Seton varsity team to an upset victory against Good Counsel, breaking that school’s 115-match conference winning streak.
Harris was named Prince George’s County Player of the Year and First Team Selection as a senior. She also earned a place on the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-Conference First Team and an honorable mention on The Washington Post’s All-Met Volleyball Team. In addition, she received honorable
mention nods on the WCAC All-Conference squad as a sophomore and junior. She was awarded Athlete of the Month and the Roadrunner Award, which recognizes a student athlete at Seton with the highest level of commitment and all-around athleticism. She was also a high school three-year varsity letter winner for track.
Hello, my name is Tricia Mullinix. My love for volleyball started when I was in 7th grade and my Dad took me to my very first collegiate game at the University of Nebraska (GO BIG RED!). I was hooked and couldn’t wait to get started! I graduated from Munford High School (Munford, TN) in 2003. I played all four years on Varsity and one year of Junior Olympic Volleyball. After graduation my family moved to Maryland where I earned my Associate’s Degree and played volleyball at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. I’ve been married for 13 years and we have two children who are 10 and 7. Since 2018 I have been the Middle School Volleyball Coach for Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville, MD. For the past 15 years I have also kept up with playing for a women’s league through the Volleyball House. Even after all these years of playing, I am still learning the sport and still can’t get enough of it. 2023 Team - 12 Black
Hey! I’m Michael Isimbabi (I usually go by Mike). I’m very excited to be coaching for PVC this year! For a little background on myself and my volleyball experience: I live in Silver Spring, MD and am currently an IT specialist in Virginia. My wonderful wife is a 2nd grade teacher and the absolute favorite of our mini golden doodle Julia Rose! In terms of volleyball, I am currently the head coach for Varsity Volleyball at Washington Christian Academy in Olney, MD. Also, I was an assistant coach at Blake High School (played as co-captain my senior) for Boy’s Volleyball for 2 years (2013 & 2014). Additionally, I’ve been a coach for an adult men’s 9man Chinese volleyball team for the past 2-3 years. Overall, I’ve been playing volleyball for around 15 years and I currently play in local and national grass & indoor tournaments at the A/AA/Open levels. Additionally, I played club volleyball for 2 years at the University of Maryland. My main position is outside hitter and occasionally I play opposite hitter.
My philosophy as a coach is as follows:
At the beginning of a season, a team will set common goals and implement the strategies devised to achieve those goals. Three obvious goals are to have fun, improve, and win! Although that is simply stated, the process itself will require commitment, humility, persistence, effort, teamwork, bonding, and more from both the players and the coaches. Each of these characteristics and traits will be developed throughout the season as we practice, learn, win, and lose as a team. Coaching also extends beyond the gym and court. A coach has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for his/her players and to prioritize their safety, physical health, and mental health before all else. Lastly, a coach ought to strive to build character in each of his/her players. Sports are fun, but more importantly, have an enormous influence on the development of a person’s humility, confidence, self-esteem, motivation, communication, and far more. Ultimately, my philosophy as a coach is to have each player end the season as an improved version of themselves; not only as an athlete, but as an individual and contributor to the world we live in.
Hey, I’m Coach Jess! I’ve been playing volleyball for seven years now and have only grown to love it more each year, so I'm thrilled for my first season as a coach! I started my career in 7th grade at Covenant Life School and continued there through 12th grade, playing on varsity all four years of high school. As captain, my senior year, I was grateful to earn the first team all-conference and all-tournament team awards in our division. In that same year, I played with PVC’s 18s team! I absolutely loved being brought into the club world in such a welcoming atmosphere. After graduation, I went on to play at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland as a starting freshman and will be returning for my second year. My primary position has always been middle blocker - I love the front row! I’m beyond excited to spend my first season as a coach with this club. My love for the sport is something I treasure, and to be able to share it with others is a dream come true!
Hey I’m Coach Jen! I cannot wait for this club season! I’ve been in love with volleyball since my first year playing in 7th grade. I played on varsity at Washington Christian Academy during my high-school career. I was captain for my junior and senior years and made the 2nd team all conference in 2018 for PVAC. I also played club at Maryland Juniors. In 2021, I became the head coach of Washington Christian Academy’s middle school volleyball team. This past season, we earned our spot as #1 seed in the league again. I am also the assistant coach for the varsity team. This will be my second year with Platform and I am beyond excited and ready for this season. I cannot wait to help our players learn more about this amazing sport and help fuel their love for it! See you at practice!
Coaching Experience: Megan is the Poolesville High school COED volleyball coach from 2016-present. Megan led the team in 2017 to the county championship. Megan has been a coach for Platform Volleyball Club from 2013-present. In 2013-2014 Megan assisted PVC 17s/18s team. In 2015, Megan was the head coach for PVC 14s. From 2016-2020, Megan coached the PVC 16s team. This past season, Megan coached the 17s/18s team once again.
When Megan is not coaching, she is an Art Teacher at Stedwick Elementary School. She Has been teaching Elementary Art in MCPS since 2014.
Player Experience: Megan graduated in from Elizabethtown College in 2013 and was a 4 year letter winner for the volleyball team. Megan served as team captain for her Senior year. Megan participated in the team that traveled to the MAC Finals in 2009,2010 and in 2012. Megan ended her college career with 343 digs, averaging 2.01 digs per set, and 23 aces. Served as Vice President of Elizabethtown’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2010 and a member of SAAC all four years.
Played on Poolesville's undefeated Maryland Class 1A State Championship team as a senior in 2008...Selected to play in Coaches Senior All-Star Match...Member of Maryland 1A South Regional Championship team in 2008 and Montgomery County Division II Championship teams from 2006-08.